Rappahannock® Pawpaw Tree

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SKU
10003659

Large Pawpaws with a refreshing flavor, the unique Rappahannock ®Pawpaw (Asimina triloba 'Rappahannock') is the fruit tree that you have been waiting for. You will look forward to Fall, just like the Native Americans have, for the large, yellow fruit to ripen. The Pawpaw tree fruit is delicious! The largest edible native to the United States, but few have tasted its delicious fruit.

It is a member of the Custard Apple family, which also includes a number of tropical favorites. Keeping that topical look, these trees are gorgeous ornamentals for front and back yard landscaping!

Once your Paw Paw tree starts to bear its large fruit, you will enjoy its sweet and refreshing flavor, and you will also notice that the few seeds that it has are easy to scoop out with a spoon!

Planting and Application:

The reddish-purple blossoms might not smell the best, but the bell-shaped blooms will bring a wide variety of butterflies to your garden for you to watch. Exotic flavor and exotic foliage on a hardy native tree that’s been nearly forgotten to modern orchards!

Your Rappahannock Pawpaw will not self-pollinate, so you will have to buy it a friend - choose another Pawpaw that is not genetically the same.

  • Pawpaw pudding or jam, ice cream, or a refreshing smoothie
  • Fewer seeds - High in protein, vitamins and minerals
  • High yield - Ripens around September
  • Creamy yellow flesh
  • Ornamental trees with tropical foliage that grows horizontally

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Rappahannock Pawpaw, unlike its tropical relatives, is cold hardy and will grow well in sun or shade. It does well in most types of soil.

It isn't bothered by diseases or insects, so you won't have to spend time spraying it. Its large crop of early ripening fruit will not make you wait too long to enjoy its delicious and nutritious fruit.

  • Like wild Pawpaw trees, they’re naturally pest and disease resistant
  • If you want a large crop, plant your Rappahannock® Pawpaw in full sun
  • Related to the Cherimoya, Soursop, and Custard Apple
  • Plant in slightly acidic loam full of composted plant material
  • Check out our Garden Blog and our YouTube about Pawpaws!

If you wait too long, the Rappahannock Pawpaw will sell out, so don't delay, place one and its pollinator in your cart today, and in a few short years, you will be enjoying the delicious custardy fruit along with your family and friends!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Rappahannock® Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Rappahannock'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes